Announcements

Statement from Board President Geronimo Rodriguez, representing current and incoming trustees (en español)

Yesterday evening, the current AISD Board of Trustees met with the four newly elected members who will be joining the board Dec. 1. Our shared goal was to begin discussing the process of choosing a new interim superintendent to serve Austin ISD until a…

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Thank you / ¡Gracias!

Nov. 9, 2022 Dear Austin ISD Community, This is a new day for our district because last night Austin voters passed the largest school bond package ever approved in Central Texas. I want to personally thank all of you for helping us provide a brighter future…

Austin ISD fourth- and eighth-graders 'hold steady' on NAEP despite pandemic

Contrary to expectations, the latest scores on NAEP—the National Association of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card—show that Austin ISD students did not regress in reading and math from pre-pandemic levels. “I want to congratulate…

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Austin ISD to supply Narcan to schools as part of fentanyl response plan

By Paul Stinson Austin ISD school nurses are getting opioid overdose treatment Narcan as part of a fentanyl prevention and emergency response plan that includes a partnership with local AISD police, emergency management and local health authorities. Why it…

Common Application now open for Austin ISD specialty programs (en español)

Now in its second year, the Common Application for Schools of Choice means families and students can fill out just one application for all our specialty programs. Why it matters:  Before, if your student wanted to apply to LASA High School, Ann Richards…

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Austin ISD makes menstrual products accessible for all students

When classes start in August, Austin ISD students will have one fewer school supply to worry about—feminine hygiene products. The district will be providing free sanitary napkins and tampons that otherwise could be hard for some students to get. “No one…

Middle school naming honors a lifetime of service (en español)

By Anne Drabicky The supporters began calling April 28, before there was even a decision on the table for Austin ISD trustees about what to name its new Northeast Austin middle school. Former students, fraternity brothers, community and church members told…

Principals finish out year finding ways to re:

By Anne Drabicky At their final meeting of the school year, principals wearing flower leis celebrated student successes, heard from district leaders, discussed professional learning opportunities… and danced in a silent disco, competed in a scavenger hunt…

2022 STAAR scores available via Parent Portal (en español)

Students took the STAAR tests earlier this spring as one of many ways to measure student learning. The STAAR tests will help schools and teachers better understand where students may have gaps from the disruptions to learning caused by the pandemic. Teachers…

A message from Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde / Un mensaje de Superintendente Stephanie S. Elizalde

Dear Austin ISD Community, As we grieve with the families in Uvalde, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to the safety of our own children here at home. I met with Austin ISD Police Department Acting Chief Beverly Freshour and her lieutenants this morning…

We need more time to develop an enrollment plan for the new Northeast Austin middle school

The new middle school is on track to open for the 2023–24 school year to serve 800 students. Why it matters: A new school means more opportunities for students and families. This school is steeped in complexity given the the impacts of gentrification and…

Middle schoolers get a peek of early college

Most kids don’t make their college decisions until their senior years. Austin ISD eighth graders, though, are getting to choose colleges when they pick their high schools in what’s called the Early College High School program.